Carsebreck

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Carsebreck (1853-1951)

Opened on the Scottish Central Railway.

Description

This was a curling platform halt alongside Carsebreck Loch, the Royal Caledonian Curling Pond. It has been variously known as Nethertown, Curling Society's Platform, Curling Pond Halt, Royal Curling Club Platform,Royal Curling Club Station (as indicated on OS maps) and Carsbreck.

There was a building on the southbound side and Brick House, probably a railwayman's cottage, was not far to the west at a level crossing. A signal box had opened here in 1905. The 'Royal Curling Club Station' appears on the OS map published in 1901.

At its height there were loops on either side of the double track line, the northbound loop served by a platform - the Royal Caledonian Curling Pond lying just to the north.

The halt was not a regular halt for trains, only operated during bonspiel contests.

The signal box closed in 1941, the halt probably in 1944-1951.

Nothing remains of the platform.

Tags

Station curling bonspiel halt

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
07/06/2020

Dates

  /  /1903Scottish Central Railway
Permission to acquire further land for Carsebreck, the curling club halt.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Tayside's Railways

Scottish Central Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)